from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
This summer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will again offer a free, two-day professional development workshop to help science teachers implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for nonfiction literacy. This workshop brings the typical communication activities and problems of real scientists and engineers into your classroom, and it earned enthusiastic, positive reviews in 2013. It prepares you to build the technical-writing skills of your science students by:
* Strategically summarizing the impact on science teaching of CCSS's stress on real-world nonfiction writing,
* Identifying and explaining the six technical communication themes that CCSS applies across all grade levels, and
* Introducing research-based resources and practicing specific techniques to turn writing activities that already occur in most science classes into opportunities to meet CCSS learning goals (includes instructions, descriptions, field and lab notes, project abstracts, and science posters).
What: Technical Writing for Science Class
When: Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20, 2014, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Edward Teller Education Center at LLNL, Livermore, CA
Instructor: T. R. Girill, Ph.D., LLNL Visiting Scientist
Cost: Free, with a $20 hospitality fee for each registrant
Typical 2013 Feedback: "High usability!",
"I'm surprised how much I gained in just two short days"
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
T.R. Girill, Ph.D.
LLNL Visiting Scientist
Fellow, Society for Technical Communication
PO Box 808, L-797
Livermore, CA 94551